The kids health organization almost 3 million children

The severance and the need to stop
this issue from growing can be deduced from the fact that almost 1 billion children aged 2–17
years experienced physical, sexual, emotional or multiple types of violence.  According to kids health organization almost 3 million children
are abused in USA alone and these are only the reported incidents.

According
to a survey held by W.H.O 73 million boys and 150 million girls under the age
of 18 have been subjected to forced sexual intercourses and different kinds of
abuses and violence. A global School-based student health survey found that 20%
and 65% of school going children have reported to be verbally and physically
abused or bullied in last 30 days. UNICEF estimated that more than 3 million
females in subcontinent, Sudan and Egypt are subjected to female genital mutilation
every year.

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Child
abuse in India is often a secret aspect when it happens at home or by family
members. A surprising fact: intra-family or abuse that takes place at schools
or government homes has received minimal attention of all. The old tradition of
children being highly dependent on their parents even after they moved out even
after they moved out of their parental home might seem very respectful but has
proved to have negative effects on child protection and strategies. Immense number
of child abuse cases a home are really hard to attain as they go unreported. India
does not have a law that protects children against abuse In the home.

3rd
April 2017, a BBC article calls Europe as a ‘hub’ of child abuse. The internet
watch foundation found that 60% of worldwide abuse material was present I Europe.
The Netherlands were at the top of the list of countries hosting illegal
content. In 2015, about 57% of the web sites containing abuse content could be
found in North America, according to IMW figures. In 2016, this had dropped to 37%
with the majority of it found in Europe now.        

Gareth,
who is an adult now shared his real life story of being abused by his father on
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-we-do/childrens-stories-about-abuse
. Gareth tells about his past
life, his parents got divorced when he was a toddler and he had to deal with a
lot. He learnt how to look aftrer himself at an early age. In his story he tells
how he grew u in mess and dirt, “Now I’m an adult I can’t
stand dirt in my house or being around mess. Growing up the way I did has had a
real impact on my life.” His father started to sexually abuse him when he was
7 for the first time. He was scared and didn’t know what to do. He thought it
was all normal and didn’t tell anyone. He thought of talking about it to a
teacher but he was to scared because of his father’s threatening nature and bad
temper so he locked up his thoughts in a box inside his head. His sexual abuse
started till he was 13. All that happened with him had a deep impact on him “I used to get wound up, angry and moody
about things. I think because I kept everything inside, sometimes my feelings
would just burst out of me and I couldn’t control them.”